Young Africans want opportunity, but want to stay in Africa

Young Africans want opportunity, but want to stay in Africa

More than a third of all Africans consider migration in search of opportunity, especially as the continent’s young and educated populations continue to grow, according to new data from the Afrobarometer research organization based in Ghana. “Potential emigrants are overwhelmingly motivated by a hunger for jobs and economic opportunity,” said…

Helene reaches hurricane status, pulls away from Cabo Verde

Helene reaches hurricane status, pulls away from Cabo Verde

Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Helene is now a hurricane, after forming off the coast of West Africa and strengthening as it approached the Cabo Verde islands. The National Hurricane Center upgraded the storm to hurricane status Sunday at 8 p.m. local time in Praia, as Helene’s outer rain bands…

Cape Verde arrests 4 under stronger sea turtle protection laws

Environmental groups in the Cape Verde islands praised authorities for the arrest of four men who are charged with killing protected sea turtles, the first such arrests since tougher wildlife legislation was enacted in 2017. Biosfera, an NGO based on São Vicente, thanked police working in Santo Antão who pulled…